Due to being on vacation last week, I wasn’t able to get to a review of Episode 2 (which was totally awesome by the way!) but I’m back in the swing in of things so let’s get into Episode 3: Lord Snow. Warning: Spoiler’s Ahead!
Is this show getting good or what?! I’ve successfully converted three people into Thrones fanatics who can’t get enough of the show! Those people include my husband who couldn’t understand why I was such a groupie – until he saw the first episode!
So now we are deep into the story and the political and personal motives of the characters are starting to surface complimenting and colliding with the characters in the story. The plot thickens when we find out that Tyrion is the owner of the blade sent to kill Bran and we’re introduced to Littlefinger, the man who still carries a torch for Cat. Watching this episode really made me appreciate the fact that I’m reading the book because there was a lot going on in this episode and what didn’t help was that the scenes were jumping all over the place! For three minutes we’re at the Wall with Jon Snow, then we’re with the Danys and her new clan doing the nomad thing, then back to the wall, then Arya with her sword, then check out Tyrion – you get the picture! There were so many parts that were just mashed up with each other and I, as someone who is reading the book, knows are very important for viewers to retain. Yes, I understand that it’s hard to try to cram a 800 page book into a 10 season show but I found myself giving my husband some back story from what I read so he could really understand and appreciate what was going on. And let’s face it, there are a lot of freakin characters to keep up with in this story!
Okay, another small complaint I had was the treatment of Danys especially during the scene where she orders her hoard to stop while she gets off her horse (to walk around I guess because from the scene you don’t know why she stops all of a sudden). Then her brother comes riding through like a raving lunatic pissed off because her sister gave him orders. I guess he missed the memo that he is a nobody and his sister is a Khaleesi! LOL! Anyway it’s one of Dany’s subjects that puts that little twerp in his place and she is still seen as a meek little girl scared of her brother. In the book, she shoves her brother of her and she is the one to tell that piece of scum to walk the rest of the way. I loved that part because my girl is toughening up and starting to live up to her title. We don’t see that show so that makes me wonder when is she finally gonna get the cajones to tell her brother where to go and how to get there. Speaking of brothers and sister, seeing Cersi and Jaime all hugged up like that in the episode makes my stomach queasy but I guess that’s what it was supposed to do.
Okay so did I like anything about this episode? Yes I did and it most of it has do with the setting. We got to see the bad ass throne and the throne room that the behind the scenes footage raved about. We got to see a true visual of the Wall which is magnificent and gives the show the fantasy land flavor that distinguishes it from other stories. The grasslands that Danys and her Dothraki crew are traveling through do that too. Whoever saw grasses that high?! That was pretty neat! My favorite scene had to be with little Arya and her sword lesson. She is one of my absolute favorite characters. I guess it’s because she reminds me so much of my tonboy days! And I must have a thing for little people because Tyrion is awesome!! I would love to hang out with him!
What did you think of this episode?
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